• 13-FEB-2012

  • SOURCE: American Petroleum Institute

Energy Can Power A Million More Jobs

SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. The oil and natural gas industry currently supports nine-point-two million American Jobs. And the American Petroleum Institute President and CEO, Jack Gerard says if given the chance, this industry can help put the nation's economy back on track.CUT: (Gerard) Today the government controls vast acres of land, not only on shore, but off shore in the outer continental shelf. It requires governmental approval for us to develop those resources. If those resources were made available, we could create hundreds-of-thousands of new jobs… making us more energy secure, producing millions of dollars, billions of dollars to federal and state governments SCRIPT: Gerard says energy is the lifeblood of our economy and now is the time to let elected officials know your position.CUT: (Gerard) We encourage the American people to speak to their elected officials, to convey their interest in having new energy jobs. We've established a new website called Vote-4-Energy-dot-org. That's Vote-number 4-Energy-dot-org. SCRIPT: For more log onto Energy-Tomorrow-dot-org. That's Newsbreak from the API.